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Midway January

Saturday, January 16, 2016      7 comments

WOW how time flies!!! I made no resolutions but I did set some goals for myself to accomplish in 2016. One is to do at least one 5K each month this year -- better get hoppin' if I intend to meet this goal! We are still blanketed in the white ... Read more


Saturday, December 26, 2015      7 comments

Yesterday, my hubby, daughter and a friend, and I joined the Legacy Initiative in Christmas Outreach to the Homeless. It was snowing, cold, but human warmth shown round about. We distributed socks, gloves, hats, hoodies, scarves, hygiene kits,... Read more

A Different Kind of Christmas This Year

Monday, December 21, 2015      5 comments

My friend, Roxanne, passed at 2 am this morning with Tom at her bedside. My heart breaks for this family and Jackie's family (she passed on the 16th very suddenly). Having lost my mother to complications of diabetes in 1996 after a grueling ba... Read more


Sunday, December 20, 2015      6 comments

I have been on the emotional roller coaster of a lifetime for the past few weeks; however, during my Quiet Time yesterday, I found true clarity: circumstances can rob me of happiness, but nothing or no one can steal my JOY. That led me to sear... Read more

Burdened Heart

Sunday, December 13, 2015      7 comments

Sorry .... my heart is so burdened right now I can't think. A good friend from Korea has been battling cancer (removal of large mass from heart and part of her lung) since June -- she has a 3yo son. Now they have found 3 tumors on her brain --... Read more

October - Hubby's Birthday, Goals

Friday, October 02, 2015      6 comments

Recap for September: Celebrate birthday on 4 September but don't overdo it!!! emoticon Walk 100 miles Read more

Seeking Peace Today

Tuesday, September 29, 2015      7 comments

Today is the day that the son-in-law returns from Korea. Daughter is working so I will be picking him up. Have done as much as I can to clear their quarters on base but haven't gotten the quarters cleaned -- when he was texting with me last ni... Read more

Sad and Numb

Thursday, September 24, 2015      31 comments

On September 22, we lost my 28-yr-old cousin to a drug overdose. She has three small sons; two of them will be with her parents and the third lives with his father. Our entire family is overcome with grief at this loss. It is such a shame -- ... Read more

Fall Challenge Commitment

Sunday, September 13, 2015      9 comments

I am committing to walking at least 3 miles per day, stretching/reaching for a goal of 5 miles/day. I will also be walking my granddoggers at least 3-5 times per week --- 120-lb, 2yo Chocolate Lab named Ruger and 7yo Boxer named Bruno! Ruger f... Read more

September -- Birthday Month, New Goals, Keeping the Faith

Tuesday, September 01, 2015      6 comments

August goals recap: Lose 5% of body weight (10.03 lbs) -- emoticon Walk 100 miles - due to illness, only log... Read more

Trip to ER -- Results are In

Sunday, August 16, 2015      11 comments

Okay ... had to finally break down and go to ER because pain was significant enough to keep me from church this morning and so many encouraged me here on my page to not ignore or second guess my own diagnosis. Results: I do have an impac... Read more

Pain, Pain Go Away

Thursday, August 13, 2015      12 comments

Here's the scoop: In 1982 I was diagnosed with a gallstone and told it was elective surgery. At the time I lived in Korea, husband had just left me with a 10-month-old daughter and so I elected not to have the surgery. Watch what you eat --- ... Read more

Fabulous Cardiologist Report

Wednesday, August 12, 2015      6 comments

Some may know, others may not but ... In December 2012 I suffered a heart attack which caused me to have a stent inserted in the main artery of my heart -- it was a complete out-of-nowhere how did this happen moment for me. I had been eating he... Read more

Goal Day -- August

Saturday, August 01, 2015      6 comments

July goals revisited: Lose 5% of body weight (9.93 lbs) -- oops, too much riotous living Walk 100 miles emoticonRead more

Catching Up

Tuesday, July 21, 2015      5 comments

Spent a glorious Friday with good friends in Bryce Canyon National Park -- had an absolutely delicious breakfast on Saturday morning before heading our separate directions to home! Then the calamity --- we lost a u-joint/yoke seal on the left f... Read more

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